Information reaching our newsroom has revealed that the leadership of the two ethnic based groups: the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafran (MASSOB) and the dreaded Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) have signed a pact on how to go about their struggle in the Nigerian State.
However, the content of the said secret pact signed by MASSOB and NDA has not been disclosed, or made know but reliable sources hinted this weekly that the content will focus on secession, co-operation between the two groups.
According to the source the pact was signed last week by the two group, expressing fears that if the secret agreements reached by MASSOB and NDA were to be implemented the nation will be in trouble.
Thus following the relentless manner in which the new activist group, Niger Delta Avengers, has been bombing oil installations across Nigeria and causing the country to lose billions of dollars a day in oil revenue, the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) has pledged its support for the new militant group
Considering the fact that Niger Delta Avengers has been calling for the release of detained director of Radio Biafra and leader of IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, MASSOB is glad the Avengers is systematically calling for the creation of the state of Biafra.
Comrade Uchenna Madu, national leader of MASSOB said in a statement that the group will pledge support and allegiance to the Avengers and any other pro-Biafra militants from the Niger Delta region.
“The consistency, selflessness and pragmatism of these Biafra warriors gladdens our hearts,” Madu wrote. “It shows and proves the positiveness and acceptability of Biafra by our brethren across the Niger.”
He noted that campaigners for the state of Biafra would not use violent approach to claiming their demands, but “We shall also support every genuine, legitimate methodology and approach chosen by any group towards Biafran self determination.”
The Niger Delta Avengers, NDA, has listed some conditions that should be met by the Federal Government before peace can be returned in the Niger Delta, vowing to “crumble the economy” if its demands are not met.
The group of whom President Muhammadu Buhari had ordered the military to crush, had claimed responsibility for the recent bombings of the Chevron valve facility, and the 48-inch trunk line supplying crude oil to Warri refinery.
The NDA listed their demands to include: the immediate implementation of the report of the 2014 national conference or the country would break up and insisted that the ownership of oil blocks must reflect 60 per cent for the oil-producing people and 40 per cent for others.
Sources disclosed that the NDA also asked Buhari, the Department of State Services, DSS, and Timipre Sylva to apologise to the people of the Niger Delta region and the family of the late former Governor of Bayelsa State, Diepreye Alamieyeseigha for killing him ”with intimidation and harassment because of his party affiliation.”
Stressing that the nation’s only Maritime University located in ”the most appropriate and befitting place Okerenkoko must start the 2015/2016 academic session immediately,” the militants asked the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi to apologise to the Ijaw and the entire Niger Delta people for his ”careless and reckless statement about the siting of the university.”
According to them, the Ogoniland and indeed all oil-polluted areas in the Niger Delta must be cleaned up and compensation paid to all oil-producing communities.
While sympathising with the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, the NDA demanded that the leader of the group, Nnamdi Kanu, should be released unconditionally as a court has ruled. It said that the Niger Delta Amnesty programme must be well funded and allowed to continue to function effectively.
Faulting the Buhari’s anti-corruption campaign on the grounds that it is skewed in favour of his political associates, they held that all members of the All Progressives Congress, APC, who are indicted in any corruption-related cases should be made to face trial like members of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
The group warned oil multi-nationals and foreign investors to observe this ultimatum, as their business interest in the country must be the first target of attacks.